PubSci Science Café and Conversation: Burning Questions—Do Wildfires Fuel Climate Change?

Brookhaven Lab scientists to discuss the atmospheric impacts of wildfires at Painters' in Brookhaven

PubSci: A science cafe presented by Brookhaven National Laboratory

EVENT: PubSci, Brookhaven National Laboratory's science café and conversation series, is bringing science back to the pub with an event on May 10 titled “Burning Questions: Do Wildfires Fuel Climate Change?” Learn why scientists fly through smoke plumes, create clouds in the lab, and more to find answers. The audience will be engaged in a lively conversation!

All are welcome to come, join the conversation, and talk about science in plain language with our three speakers: 

  • Ogo Enekwizu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department, Brookhaven Lab
  • Ernie Lewis, Atmospheric Scientist, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department, Brookhaven Lab
  • Art Sedlacek, Atmospheric Chemist, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department, Brookhaven Lab
Ogo Enekwizu, Ernie Lewis, Art Sedlacek

From left to right: Ogo Enekwizu, Ernie Lewis, Art Sedlacek

Painters’ in Brookhaven, NY will provide a casual setting for a conversation on wildfire emissions and climate. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served. Menu and bar items will be available for purchase.

WHEN: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

WHERE:  Painters’ Restaurant, 416 South Country Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719

DETAILS: PubSci is a science café presented by Brookhaven National Laboratory's Stakeholder Relations Office. PubSci brings expert scientists to public venues to discuss cutting-edge topics and research in an informal setting.

To let us know you're coming, please visit

RSVPs do not guarantee seats, but you will get a bonus raffle ticket.

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Jessica Mosho,, (631) 344-5917.

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